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Students from each grade level question gender’s role in everyday life

Students from each grade level question gender’s role in everyday life

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Bella Line: Do guys cry often? And under what circumstances? Ben Stove: I cry a whole lot, I’m just going to say that right now. I’m really emotional.  Cade Clauder: Depends on the guy. I’ll only cry at a funeral or a really sad movie. Avery Altman: How do you deal if your friends...

Gender roles aren’t all bad

Gender roles aren’t all bad

Tyler Jeanneret, Guest reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, OPINION, Special coverage

It seems to be the status in today’s society to defy tradition. Political movements and new legislation all seem to point toward “out with the old, in with the new.” However, I fear that traditional gender roles may be the baby that gets thrown out with the bathwater. People fear that ‘gender roles’ are cons...

People should choose their careers without considering gender

People should choose their careers without considering gender

Julie Brown, Guest reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Gender inequality: one of the topics, like politics, that can end friendships, families, and marriages if debated. Many self-proclaimed feminists that I’ve spoken to in my life say that, in their ideal world, women dominate STEM careers, with men pushed aside into caregiving and education careers. So, igno...

The district non-discrimination policy lacks protections for LBGTQ students

The district non-discrimination policy lacks protections for LBGTQ students

Sam Hanson and Steven Curto

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Like many other school districts in Kansas, USD 232 has a nondiscrimination policy which outlines what protections students and staff have under law. These include “not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, religion, or disability in its programs, activities or emp...

Junior Isabella Baker enjoys STEM-based classes and activities

Junior Isabella Baker enjoys STEM-based classes and activities

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, GENDER, Special coverage

Scribbling complex mathematical equations across her paper in a classroom dominated by males, junior Isabella Baker finds herself representing the face of modern femininity in the masculine world of STEM.      After a childhood of dreaming about fashion as her future, Baker grew to recognize a uni...

Record number of women elected into public office

Record number of women elected into public office

Steven Curto and Sam Hanson

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Like many young girls, sophomore Patty McClain was inspired by the 2018 midterm elections record-breaking results. A record number of women were elected into Congress and other government positions, which in the past have been predominantly held by men. “[The midterms] made me really proud to be...

Candidates’ genders shouldn’t influence voting

Candidates’ genders shouldn’t influence voting

John Lehan, JagWire reporter/photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Often devolving into childish name calling or other forms of mudslinging, politics houses many candidates campaigning off more than just their stance on issues. Many voters make decisions based on a variety of factors, but a candidate’s gender should not be one of them. Political office is no different than any ot...

Change is up to our generation

Change is up to our generation

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Gender stereotypes are so entrenched in society that although they are untrue, many are still seen as fact. Women are emotional. Men are tough. Women are supposed to be homemakers. Men are supposed to be doctors and lawyers. These stereotypes misrepresent large portions of society and without change ...

Letter from the editors: it’s a (wo)man’s world

Letter from the editors: it’s a (wo)man’s world

Ally Nguyen, Anika Roy, and Annie Myers

December 13, 2018


Filed under BLOGS, GENDER, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS, Special coverage

Hi everyone. As always, we welcome you back to another issue of the JagWire. As we’re sure you’ll notice right away, issue four looks a little different than any issue we’ve put out before, as all 24 pages revolve around one coherent theme: gender. Producing this paper forced our staff to go be...

Leadership among teachers is female-dominated

Leadership among teachers is female-dominated

Tanner Smith, Sam Hanson, and Elizabeth Joseph

December 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, GENDER, Special coverage

In addition to student leadership initiatives, teachers take part in various committees and teams around the school. Most of these committees are either female-dominated, or have women in higher leadership positions. Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Emily Schmidt feels that, because teaching is...

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